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Experiential education connects and inspires French-speaking youth and legal professionals

November 1, 2019
Justice Thorburn

Catalyst grant helps the Ontario Justice Education Network engage more young people, including French-speaking youth across Ontario.

Understanding people’s civil legal needs after incarceration

October 7, 2019
Jonathan Robart

The Foundation’s Catalyst grant supports the John Howard Society of Ontario in its civil legal needs assessment initiative.

Accessible legal help for domestic violence survivors in rural and remote communities

September 3, 2019
Min Jin

The Law Foundation of Ontario Catalyst granting is helping Luke’s Place to expand its services, including the Virtual Legal Clinic.

Championing the most complex refugee applications

August 20, 2019

Catalyst granting from The Law Foundation of Ontario is helping FCJ Refugee Centre extend its services and outreach.

Training trusted intermediaries creates a ripple effect of good information in the community

October 26, 2018

“It strengthens our communities to have these trusted intermediaries,” says Marla Brown, a lawyer at Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, who co-facilitated the placement Project training sessions.

Making the law more accessible for hard-to-reach youth

September 1, 2018
Niko Young

In partnership with lawyers and legal experts, SKETCH’s Acting OUT-Street Law Smarts program was designed and run by youth to educate frontline workers about the most common legal issues young people experience and the best ways to help.

Personal and professional growth: A month at The Law Foundation of Ontario

August 29, 2018

By Afnaan M., LAWS summer student My name is Afnaan M. and I am a high school student who is a part of the LAWS (Law in Action Within Schools) program. The LAWS program provides many opportunities to high school…

Network provides holistic approach to helping clients

August 1, 2018

Connecting Ottawa is a network of more than 50 frontline service agencies that operate in a wide variety of sectors, such as the legal, health, immigration, and social services. By working together, these organizations can better address clients’ legal issues.

Many opportunities within the nonprofit sector to fight for justice

September 1, 2017

The Foundation encourages legal careers within the nonprofit justice sector through its Public Interest Articling Fellowship. Amanda’s PIAF at Innocence Canada opened up a whole new world of career opportunities to her.

Peer mentors build connections and confidence

The Peer Mentor Program offered by The University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law matches second and third year students with first year students. The mentors provide practical and emotional support, helping the new students to navigate the social and academic world of law school.

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2021 annual report: A Just(ice) Recovery

By Nathalie Noel | October 3, 2022

We’re proud to release our 2021 annual report: A (Just)ice Recovery.

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Roberto Lattanzio receives 2022 Guthrie Award

By Nathalie Noel | September 28, 2022

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that the 2022 Guthrie Award recipient is disability rights advocate, Roberto Lattanzio.

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2022-2023 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants

By Nathalie Noel | September 8, 2022

Meet the 2022-2023 Public Interest Articling Fellowship participants: Daniel Marin, Amanda LaBorde, Ayesha Adamjee, Stacey Seward, Vivian Sim, Gabrielle (Gabby) C. Aquino, Amy Hill, Kienna Shkopich-Hunter.

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Job posting: Director, Grants and Programs

By Nathalie Noel | September 6, 2022

We’re searching for a permanent, full-time Director, Grants and Programs to join our team.

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Video series on 2SLGBTQI+ family planning

By Nathalie Noel | August 17, 2022

With a $14K Responsive grant from the Foundation, Egale produced an informational video series on the legal rights, opportunities, and challenges of 2SLGBTQI+ people staring a family in Ontario.

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$656K added to Catalyst grants to help with inflationary pressures

By Nathalie Noel | August 17, 2022

Responding to the extraordinary inflationary pressures faced by grantees, the Foundation is making a one-time 5% granting increase to its current Catalyst grants.

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